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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 17 17 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 11 11 Browse Search
Rev. James K. Ewer , Company 3, Third Mass. Cav., Roster of the Third Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment in the war for the Union 8 8 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 3, 1861., [Electronic resource] 5 5 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 4 4 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 3 3 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 3 3 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 3 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 2 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 1 1 Browse Search
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Legislature of Virginia.Senate. Monday December 2d 1861. The Senate met at 12 o'clock. Prayer by the Rev. Dr.Sehon. The roll was called, and no quorum being present the Senate adjourned until Tuesday at 12 o'clock.
The Daily Dispatch: December 3, 1861., [Electronic resource], Proceedings of the enemy on the Eastern Shore. (search)
House of Delegates. Monday. December 2, 1861. The House was called to order by Mr. Willoughby Newton, of Westmoreland, and, on his motion, Mr. Wm. F. Gordon was elected Clerk without opposition. Election of Speaker. Mr. James Barsour, of Culpeper, nominated Mr.James L. Kemper, of Madison, for the office of Speaker; and, there being no other nomination, he was unanimously elected. General Kemper was conducted to the chair by Messrs. Barbous, of Culpeper, and Newton, of Westmoreland. In his address, the Speaker gracefully acknowledged the honor of which he was the recipient, and of the responsibilities of which he was justly sensible. He paid a touching tribute to the memory of the last incumbent of the chair. Hon. O. M Crutchfield, now numbered with the dead; and, in conclusion, alluded to the peculiar circumstances under which the House was now assembled, in the midst of which the old Common wealth stood unterrified, determined to summon all her sons, if need
State Convention. Monday. Dec. 2, 1861. The Convention was opened with prayer by the Rev. Mr. Spurlock, delegate from the county of Wayne. Recess. On motion of Mr. Staples,the Convention resolved to take a recess daily, from half-past 11 o'clock A. M., to 7 o'clock P. M. The militia. On motion of Mr. G. W. Randolph, it was Resolved. That the ordinance reorganizing the militia be communicated to the Governor and that he be respectfully requested to cause the enrollment and organization therein provided, to be proceeded with as speedily as possible, and that he shall inform the President of the Confederate States of such organization, and tender to him the services of such portion of the militia as may be needed. Officers of corporations. The Convention resumed the consideration of the proposed amended Constitution, the pending question being on the adoption of the independent section offered by Mr. G. W. Randolph on Saturday. It was amended and
From Norfolk. engagement between the Confederate steamer-patrick Henry and the Federal fleet off Newport Plues — Damage to the fleet — the Queen Sisters,&c. [special Correspondence of the Dispatch] Norfolk, Dec. 2d, 1861. This morning, at an early hour, very heavy cannonading was distinctly heard here. Commencing at five o'clock, the firing continued with great rapidity until 8 o'clock. I have ascertained that there was a naval engagement of considerable severity at the mouth of James River, off Newport News. The Confederate steamer Patrick Henry came down the river and opened a terrible fire upon the Federal fleet, consisting of the frigates Congress and Cumberland, and four gun-boats The fight progressed with great activity for three hours, but the result is not yet known. I learn, however, that one of the gunboats withdrew from the action as if she had been badly crippled. She succeeded, however, in getting entirely out of the line of the firing, and finally
Gov. Letcher's Message. Executive Department, December 2, 1861. Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Delegates:--Since the adjournment of the General Assembly on the 4th day of April last. Virginia has withdrawn from the Federal Union, and has resumed her sovereignty as an independent State. The reasons which impelled her to the adoption of this course are numerous, and are ample to justify her action. It is sufficient to state that the government which our forefathers established was a government of-freedom and equality — that it has been subverted, and its aims and objects defeated. Free will and the consent of the governed were the great principles lying at its foundation. They never entertained the idea that one section of the country was to be held by subjugation under the dominion of the other. Their own history had shown that they had freed themselves from unwise and unjust legislation, from coercion and subjugation, by their revolutionary struggle — the noblest